There are few histories as rich and intriguing as that of the Mayan people; now, their stories come to life in Mayan Riches, an awesome slot from IGT. Symbols include pyramids, ancient artefacts, and Mayan people adorned in their colourful cultural attire. The free spins bonus round is sure to bring you with vast riches. Read our full review below
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Rich, Vibrant, Central American Brought to LifeMayan Riches is the latest title from developers IGT to add to the world of historical themed free slots games. Setting itself in the intense and vibrant central American culture of the Mayan people, this is a game based in wild and exotic surroundings, sure to excite and entertain.
Gone NativeThis game is a five reel slot with forty pay lines featuring a wide variety of Mayan society based symbols. Although at first glance the graphics might appear a little dated, you shouldn't mistake simplicity and clarity for lack of quality, as somehow the overall minimalistic nature of the icons adds to the game's authentic ancient feel. Indeed, 'icons' is an appropriate term for the symbols used in Mayan Riches, which depict a variety of Mayan regalia including a golden urn and temple pyramid, as well as two local tribespeople resplendent in their traditional dress. The game background - a photorealistic interpretation of the Mayans' tropical rainforest home - further adds to the immersive experience.
Five Fascinating Factual Features1. The Mayan people were the native inhabitants of Central America before European settlers colonised the area. The civilisation was at its height in the 2nd Century B.C. 2. Like many early civilisations, the Maya had a great trading culture. Particularly significant commodities included salt, jade, obsidian and - perhaps most importantly - chocolate! 3. The Maya were not the only people living in Central America at the time. Other native peoples included the Olmec, Zapotec and Mixe-Zoque who mainly inhabited an area now known as Oaxaca. 4. A significant number of people in ancient Mayan areas continue to speak Mayan languages and practice Mayan cultures and traditions, leading some to believe that the Mayan civilisation continues to this day. 5. The principal language spoken by the Maya was, and still is, known as 'Achi'. A play entitled "Rabinal Achi" is still performed today.
Stack Your Wilds!The Pyramid Temple icon in this game is wild, substituting for any other icon and allowing you to complete winning combinations. The wild symbol is one of Mayan Riches key features as, for obvious reasons, it can significantly increase your chances of achieving a winning combination.
Free Spins BonusUnlike many of IGT's games, Mayan Riches comes with only one bonus round. However do not be disappointed, since it is one that is easy to launch and which can earn you plenty of that Mayan gold to take home with you! To activate the free spins bonus round, all you have to do is line up three of more of the bonus symbols on the game reels at any one time. When you manage to achieve this, you will find yourself rewarded with a 2x winnings multiplier as well as five free spins. Although this might not seem like much to begin with, hold on to your explorer's hat because you can keep on re-triggering the free spins bonus up to a massive total of 255 free spins, adding up additional stacked wilds as you go.
* Mayan Riches is a IGT game. The trademark is owned by IGT. Online Slot NZ is not approved by IGT.